Need help in choosing new PALs

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by pmcox, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. pmcox

    pmcox Guest

    I am currently wearing Rodenstock Life C lenses. I have a new
    prescription in which my right eye has gone from -6.25 to -6.00 in about
    a year, and my optometrist thinks this will help with reading and other
    close work. (This eye was -6.75 about 2.5 years ago; the left eye has
    stayed the same throughout. I am 59 years old.)

    The whole new prescription is:

    Spherical: -6.00; Cylindrical: +0.25; Axis: 170
    Spherical: -7.75; Cylindrical: +0.75; Axis: 071
    Prism in both is: 1(with small triangle superscript)
    Base in both is: BI
    Add for Near is: =2.50

    What differences would there be between the Rodenstocks I am now
    wearing, and the Shamir Genesis? I am particularly concerned with width
    of the reading area and how far down in the lens it is, but am
    interested in other differences you may note. Would one of these lenses
    be better for my prescription than the other? Is there another lens that
    would be better than either of these for me?

    Thanks for your help. Making this choice is very confusing for me.
    pmcox, Apr 12, 2005
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    Mark A Guest

    I doubt that there are more than a few opticians in the country who would do
    Mark A, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. pmcox

    pmcox Guest

    I'm thinking I'll probably go with Varilux Panamic in a 1.6 index. That
    would be better for me than the 1.67, wouldn't it?
    pmcox, Apr 13, 2005
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